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Rosado, Glenda Damaris – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This research design was a mixed methods embedded study with a quasi-experimental component in the quantitative portion identifying the teachers and students as independent variables and the Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) that are aligned with teacher effectiveness and student achievement as the dependent variables. The confounding…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Class Size
Jain, Divya – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This program evaluation explored whether the transitional vocational rehabilitation program at a non-profit organization in Tennessee, named Thistle Farms, was effective in improving trauma-related mental health symptoms and in increasing the sense of empowerment among female survivors of intimate partner violence. The study additionally evaluated…
Descriptors: Vocational Rehabilitation, Nonprofit Organizations, Program Effectiveness, Trauma
Meyrick, Christopher S. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The occurrence of behaviors that require disciplinary action will always be an issue without programs to support the social and emotional development of students at a young and critical age. The problem school districts face is how to appropriately and effectively provide consequences to different targeted age groups, based on their social and…
Descriptors: Values Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Self Control
Smith, Velma P. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Bullying has plagued U.S. public schools: special education students become victims on a consistent basis and their academic outcomes may be adversely affected. Few studies have focused on the collaboration of teachers to reduce bullying. The purpose of the qualitative study of 12 special education teachers and counselors was to understand the…
Descriptors: Bullying, Special Education, School Counselors, Special Education Teachers
Sims-Jones, Jacquelyn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Bullying is a problem experienced in schools across the country including in the ABC Elementary School in Georgia, where the No Place for Hate antibullying program is in place to address this problem. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to understand educators' perspectives on their experiences implementing the program. Bandura's social…
Descriptors: Bullying, Antisocial Behavior, Semi Structured Interviews, Teacher Attitudes
Chen, Ye – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study, in the context of peer-facilitated asynchronous online discussion, explored the characteristics and patterns of students' cognitive presence, and examined the practices that aim to enhance cognitive presence development. Participants were 53 students from a graduate-level online course that focused on the integration of educational…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Graduate Students, Asynchronous Communication, Computer Mediated Communication
Moore, Pamela C. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The goal of this research study was to assess the effectiveness of the use of the Clinical Integrative Puzzle (CIP) assessment as an online training tool to advance illness script formation for diagnostic problem-solving in the didactic phase of medical education. The main research question in the study was: Is there a statistically significant…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Clinical Diagnosis, Medical Education, Allied Health Personnel
Roatsey, Todd – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The topic of this study was to compare teachers' perceptions of school climate in Leader in Me elementary schools versus non-Leader in Me schools. Research for this study was based on a quantitative non-experimental comparative descriptive design using a t-test analysis in addition to a MANOVA that was conducted on the six dependent variables.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Educational Environment, Elementary School Teachers, Rural Schools
James, McDonald Ian – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study explores the impact of Black Male Initiative (BMI) programs on the success and wellness of Black men at a large, diverse, public urban university from the distinctive perspective of Black men themselves. The risk factors that limit the educational achievement of Black students have been well documented and researched. Furthermore, the…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Urban Schools, College Students
Rohanna, Kristen – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Networked improvement communities provide a promising approach for improving education's most pressing problems. By uniting diverse practitioner experiences with expert subject knowledge and an improvement science evaluative framework, networks of multiple schools can collectively solve persistent educational challenges. However, networks have…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Networks, Program Effectiveness, Mathematics Instruction
Foye, David B. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine whether students who participate in school athletics at Blue High School (a pseudonym) in Maryland perform better academically regarding GPA, attendance, and in-school referrals, in-season versus out-of-season. This study focused on athletic participation and academic achievement. An examination of coaches'…
Descriptors: Athletics, Student Participation, Academic Achievement, Correlation
Samocki, Matthew J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine if an experimental Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) based alternative discipline policy paired with a community-school partnership, effects suspended students' subsequent suspension incidents. Data were collected from four Midwestern school districts participating in an experimental Alternative to Out…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Program Effectiveness, Discipline Policy
Gronberg-Quinn, Linda S. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to identify the obstacles faced and strategies used to overcome those obstacles by undergraduate teacher education majors who began their coursework at a community college and completed an Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) degree in teacher education. In this study, the questions asked of the participants touched on…
Descriptors: Barriers, Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students), Teacher Education
Vickous, Susan L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Nursing student attrition is of ongoing concern to programs of nursing and healthcare employers given the persistent shortage of nurses. The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate the perceptions of ten graduates from two cohorts of a Pre-Licensure Program of Nursing regarding the impact of program-level and college-wide practices…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Higher Education, Success, Academic Persistence
Davis, Jeannie Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This paper presents a case study analysing a rural health career ladder program's (HCL) influence on students' career aspirations toward health care fields. Rural students enrolled in a career ladder program were interviewed to assess the effectiveness of early experience on career choice. Although limited to one institution, the findings shed…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Rural Areas, Occupational Aspiration, Career Choice
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